From David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs, LYRASIS
The second Fedora 6 sprint ran from November 4-15, 2019 with 11 participants from across the Fedora community:
  • Danny Bernstein, LYRASIS
  • Andrew Woods, LYRASIS
  • Ben Pennell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Peter Eichman, University of Maryland
  • Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba
  • Bethany Seeger, Amherst College
  • Peter Winckles, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed, University of Maryland
  • Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dan Field, National Library of Wales
  • Remigiusz Malessa, National Library of Wales
This sprint had two primary objectives:
  1. Implement basic resource management (Create, Read, Update, Delete) for Containers using the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL)
  2. Update migration-utils to support a basic Fedora 3 to OCFL on-disk data conversion
Watch a video summary and demo from the second Fedora 6 sprint focused on the updated migration-utils tool, which now supports basic Fedora 3 to Fedora 6 data conversion based on the Oxford Common File Layout here.
The first goal has mostly been accomplished, though there are a few outstanding issues to resolve in the coming weeks. The team expects a testable early version of the software with this functionality in place will be available before the end of the year.
The second goal is now complete: an updated version of migration-utils is now available for testing, and it has already been validated against several sample data sets. The tool represents a great opportunity to see what Fedora 3 data will look like once it has been transformed to an OCFL-compatible format. A short video demo of this tool will be available next week. If you have Fedora 3 data, please test the tool and let us know whether or not it performs well and accommodates your use cases.
If you have an interest in moving Fedora 6 forward, please sign up for the next sprint to take place in the first quarter of 2020: With your help we can build, validate, document, and deliver Fedora 6 to the community next year.